SSI Monthly Statistics, December 2021

All Federally Administered Payments

Table 1. Number of recipients, total payments, average monthly payment, and number of awards, by source of payment, eligibility category, and age, December 2021
Source of payment All recipients Eligibility category Age
Aged Blind and disabled a Under 18 18–64 65 or older b
  Number of recipients c
Total 7,695,900 1,115,724 6,580,176 1,038,149 4,363,897 2,293,854
Federal payment only 6,331,536 729,550 5,601,986 926,922 3,762,353 1,642,261
Federal payment and state supplementation 1,232,236 339,746 892,490 110,373 549,808 572,055
State supplementation only 132,128 46,428 85,700 854 51,736 79,538
Total with—  
Federal payment 7,563,772 1,069,296 6,494,476 1,037,295 4,312,161 2,214,316
State supplementation 1,364,364 386,174 978,190 111,227 601,544 651,593
Also receiving OASDI benefits 2,576,815 639,092 1,937,723 63,919 1,207,423 1,305,473
  Total payments c (thousands of dollars)
Total 4,703,458 521,509 4,181,948 748,611 2,859,165 1,095,682
Federal payments 4,498,018 462,500 4,035,517 741,308 2,761,833 994,877
State supplementation 205,440 59,009 146,431 7,303 97,332 100,805
  Average monthly payment d (dollars)
Total 584.11 464.07 604.49 687.17 617.16 474.79
Federal payments 568.13 429.61 590.97 681.08 603.40 446.78
State supplementation 145.08 150.71 142.85 62.29 152.04 152.74
  Number of awards e
Total 46,496 9,814 36,682 9,699 26,800 9,997
SOURCE: Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Record, 100 percent data.
a. Includes 6,514,589 disabled and 65,587 blind recipients.
b. Includes 1,164,941 disabled and 13,189 blind recipients aged 65 or older.
c. Includes retroactive payments.
d. Excludes retroactive payments.
e. Preliminary data. In the first 2 months after their release, numbers may be adjusted downward to reflect returned checks.
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